Category Archives: Crooked Cat Authors

Me and my Writing by guest author Sue Barnard

Sue Barnard is a most talented writer, poet and editor, so I am honoured that she has taken time out of her busy schedule to visit my blog and write about her writing career. Over to you, Sue. For someone whose main passion is writing, I suppose it’s strange to recollect that in the early …

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Titus Oates – 17th Century Psychopath? by guest author Kate Braithwaite

I am happy to introduce you to my fellow author Kate Braithwaite. Kate is a Britiash author living in the USA who writes gripping historical crime fiction.  I’m imagining that readers of Val Penny love excellent crime fiction andso although I’m a historical novelist, it seemed like a good ideato focus on the criminal side …

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My Writing and Me by guest author Lynn Forth

For many years I was a Lecturer in both English and Teacher Training at the local College. Sadly the paperwork and procedures eventually sucked all the joy out of a career I loved so I left to concentrate on my long-held ambition to write novels. Imagine my delight when my first novel Love in La …

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Homocide in Herne Hill by Alice Castle

Homocide in Herne Hill is the fourth book in the series written by the English author Alice Castle. I very much enjoy this series of books and find the heroine, single Mum Beth Haldane most engaging. The author has a fine eye for observing people, noting their idiosyncrasies and reproducing them in her books. In …

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My novel ‘Montbel’ by guest author Angela Wren

I am so happy to have my friend and fellow author, Angela Wren join me on the blog today to tell me all about her new book Montbel published by Crooked Cat Books. Over to you Angela! Way back in 2007, I had an idea for a book. And it really was just the one …

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Redneck’s Revenge by Joan Livingston

I read and enjoyed Joan Livingston’s debut novel, Chasing the Case, at the end of last year. That book is reviewed here: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/30/chasing-the-case-by-joan-livingston/. So, when I noticed that there was a sequel to that, I was keen to read that too and I was not disappointed. Although Chasing the Case and Redneck’s Revenge are the first …

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Calamity in Camberwell by Alice Castle

Calamity in Camberwell is the third in Alice Castle’s best selling London Murder Mystery series. I have read the first two novels in the series and really enjoyed them, so I was waiting for this book to come out so that I could take it on holiday. The author has created a delightful heroine in …

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Redneck’s Revenge by guest author Joan Livingston

I am delighted to be joined on the blog today by my friend and fellow crime writer Joan Livingston. Her first novel, Chasing the Case, featuring the protagonist Isabel Long is reviewed on this site at https://bookreviewstoday.info/2018/05/30/chasing-the-case-by-joan-livingston/. I enjoyed that book very much and am looking forward to reading Redneck’s Revenge. In the meantime, Joan kindly …

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Write The Book You Want To Read by guest author Sue Barnard

I am happy to have the talented author, Susan Barnard visiting my blog today to tell us about her writing journey. It is always interestng to learn how writers became authors. Over to you, Sue. It all began way back in 2012, with a surprising prompt: Write The Book You Want To Read. In the …

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Winter Writerland by Beatrice Fishback

I recently finished the lovely cosy mystery written by Beatrice Fishback. I have read a couple of the books in her Bethel Manor series of novels, and know I like her style of writing.  Winter Writerland is set at a writer’s conference in central England where American teacher, Daisy, has retired. She meets up with …

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